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at thousands of e-mail exchanges, some of which are said to be flirtacious in nature. >>> general john allen's involvement in the scandal could lead to a rare case of a top battle field commander being court-martialed. allen maintains his innocence. if the defense department investigates and is found guilty, he could -- [ indiscernible ] a news alert out of charles county, a 17- year-old arrested after killing a d.c. cab driver that might be linked to a double shooting in maryland. lauren demarco is live in la plata with the latest. lauren? >> reporter: some closure for residents in a waldorf neighborhood where the double shooting occurred. police say the 17-year-old joshua is facing first-degree murder charges and also attempted murder charges. he is the allegedly the shooting, the suspect in the shooting of a husband and wife in which the woman did not survive. the charles county sheriff's office received information about him from d.c. police because last friday, he and another juvenile female were arrested for the death of a d.c. cab driver. the man's body was found on wednesday in a bur
found compelling evidence to convict him on the murder of john mccormick. >> i remembered feeling that the evident was so strong as it was presented, that it was enough for us to question his alibi. >> reporter: there was a one in 10 million chance that the hair didn't belong to tribble. susan said that she remembers deliberations in the jury room and is conflicted by the role later. >> intellectually, i don't feel responsible and i think it was a thoughtful process and that we made, as a group, we made what ended up as a unanimous decision based on what it was we were offered. >> reporter: initially, she told the court i remember the other jurors. when we got to the jury room saying if they found a stocking cap with his hair, he had to be guilty and that was it. how else could his hair get in there unless he had the stocking cap on? the u.s. attorney's office is not opposing the request for the certificate of innocence that he needs for restitution, up to $50,000 for every year locked up. although the judge threw out his conviction, she has remained silent with the court. she sai
't forget, they are without john walls and nenj. a.j. surprise to oak observing. watch this strip by tyler hansbro. the former unc star goes coast to coast. wizards down 22. they can tie or take the lead by 32. the jumper from booker is short. the wizards drop their fifth straight. 89-85. >>> the nationals made it official. manager davey johnson will return to manage the team in 2013. it will be the final year of his managing. he says there are unexpected business. he expects the last year to be filled with many memorable moments. >>> if he could play defense, he would probably be the best defender on the team. but he is running the offense. we'll take at the nine-game report next. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> welcome back. when robert griffin iii's pro career started september 9th in new orleans, the expectations were high but i don't think many in the nfl thought he would be as good as he thought. after nine games, robert griffin has proven he is a menace for defenses. >> reporter: you can'
in afghanistan, general john allen is now also under investigation. he allegedly had what the pentagon calls inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she is the woman believed to have gotten threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. >> what of -- i've been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the f.b.i. >> the fbi raided broadwell's home in north carolina last night. no word on any evidence they collected so far. >>> new this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown will learn his fate today. he pled guilty to bank fraud charges back in june. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on thto give us an update. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admitted guilt to all of those charges called for a six-month jail term. prosecutors have oftenned somewhat and sid they are asking that he spend -- have softened somewhat and said they are asking that he send
on our national security. >> reporter: the scandal has now 'em broiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgment. >> it is also possible that, had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking about why are you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthy but demanded middle class tax cuts get extended now >> i'm confident that parties, folks of good will in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporter: the president grew emotional when asked about republicans who had blasted u.n. ambassador susan rice for her comments opt benghazi attack adding that it would not affect her possible nomination as secretary of state. for them to go
better to win it than john. >> the prize, after taxes will come to $75,000. turner plans to give another portion to his church. the rest, he says, elf invest in his business. good for him >>> we are coming back next with the weather. you have a warmup, gwen, more of the same or programs even better. >> absolutely. we have sunshine and rising temperatures to talk about. we'll have the details coming up. stay with us. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> well, we had a great start to the weekend. we had lots of sunshine and it was pretty mild out there today. wait until you see the daytime highs. clouds making their way through but she is are going to be very short lived. plenty of sunshine for veterans day. into the meantime, look at these numbers. 65 degrees at reagan, 66 in dulles. bwi thurgood marshall kicked in at 63 degrees. it was a mild day, pleasant day. here is what we are looking at right now, temperature wise. 43 in gaithersburg, 43 in baltimore, 42 degrees at dulles and 44 in martinsburg
if he really put muscle into it. other folks people have mentioned, john kerry. problem there, a special election in a few months in massachusetts. scott brown just defeated, he could turn around and run for that seat. it's not a slam dunk. i think that -- >> which would give the republicans -- >> yeah. so going to be considerations if he picks somebody from the senate to fill these slots. >> leon panetta, likely to depart. who might remace him? >> i think it's a tough job to find a good replacement. there's all kinds of people who have been in top positions, mullen, who has been the joint chiefs of staff. there are people who get mentioned. but the thing i think with the panetta decision and the timing is sort of critical there. if we're facing the potential for a military showdown with iran, we're facing a lot of other iran situations, a lot of other tense situations around the world, it's quite possible that panetta gets drafted to stay a little bit longer until some of these situations are worked out. tim geithner is another example, treasury secretary. while we have a fiscal cliff s
school enrollment. john henrehan is working with this all day and joins us with the latest. john. >> reporter: the plan is to close schools in six of the city's eight wards and we posted the compolice list of closures on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. interestingly, in d.c.'s most affluent area, ward 3, the city schools are bursting with students n. poorer secs of the city, the buildings are underutilized, largely because of the growth of free charter schools. he's give -- she's given up on the schools of her sixth grade daughter went here from headstart to sixth grade and now the daughter is in a publicly funded charter school, which mom thinks is pushing the daughter harder. >> the schools are not up to where they need to be. here they say my daughter was proficient. charter school, she got bs and cs. that shouldn't have been. >> reporter: farrahby hope is one of 20 d.c. public school buildings that are going to be closed and it's largely the growth of the charter schools in d.c., which is pushing the chancellor to call for more closures. the school system closed 23 other schoo
is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen apparently had inappropriate communication with the woman linked to the scandal. as fox's ainsley earhart reports, the fbi is busy with multiple investigations. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks.
in afghanistan. general john allen is denying he had any kind of sexual relationship with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite who triggered the investigation by reporting threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. broadwell appear driver's license was found in rock creek park by a jogger. park police alerted the fbi and will hold it for 90 days unless broadwell claims it. aims it. >> i would say two things. one, it is up to congress to make decisions about who is called to testify but the president is confident that acting director morel is fully formed and capable of representing the cia in a hearing about the incidents in benghazi. >> the senate intelligence commit i don't will hold a closed door hearing today looking into the petraeus scandal and the libya consulate attack. >>> a chaotic scene on a mass transit bus not far from our area, coming up next. >> this fight wasn't between two passengers. it was passenger versus bus driver. details of what set this off as we check more headlines. adline >>> look at this. this is the baltimore bus driver suspended after getting into a
. >> the american commander in afghanistan general john allen is now facing an internal investigation for his communications with the woman at the heart of the dave petraeus controversy. here's where things stand. we'll begin with connecting some of the dots. tampa resident jill kelley acted as a volunteer social liaison with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in e
in the patraeus resignation. now has a connection to the top american general in afghanistan. general john allen is the commander of nato forces. live on capitol hill. doug, what is going on? >> good morning. this is a long list of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary direct
? >> the latest on the health of wizards guard john wall after a visit to the doctor and time lapse video on how to turn an aircraft player into a basketball court. and one area the redskins need to improve in and has nothing to do with talent or scheme. >> and if you have a story idea, there is the number and e- mail address.  . >>> speed cameras generating so much revenue n. bowie, people are slowing down and the result is that the city expects is to collect less this fiscal year compared to last. and that is 110,000 speeding tickets and this is dropping to fewer than 40,000 tickets. >>> in alexandrea, they asking for help to identify a couple of men who robbed the seven- eleven store last month. -- 7-eleven store last month. it shows the men enterring the store. the suspect jumped over the counter and grabbed the clerk, the other suspect cleaned out the cash register. the clerk was pushed to the ground and not hur the. >>> the pentagon confirms on fire to the u.s. predator drone. it happened last week when the aircraft was hovering in international airspace. >> and unmanned,
is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching fiscal cliffs. tax cuts hitting at the end of the year. >> and we've known about this fiscal cliff for sometime. the president today may stake out a bargaining position. in washington, fox news. >> later today, we
in afghanistan. general john allen is accused of inappropriate communications with jill kelley. kelley is the woman who reportedly received a threatening e-mail from paula broadwell. news of her affair with petraeus led to his resignation as the head of the cia last friday. the fbi is said to be looking at thousands of documents and e- mails detailing communication between kelley and allen. >> the fbi is also working on a time line of the fair between broadwell and petraeus and how long officials may have known about it before word got out. yesterday, agents were at broadwell's home in charlotte, income np a spokeswoman would not comment on what the agents were doing at the home. >>> congress returns to work today, no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so- called fiscal cliff. president obama and vice president biden will be meeting with leaders from the labor community today to discuss ways to keep the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. efi >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate
afghanistan commander general john allen has threatened national security in the president's words, he said he is reserving judgement for now over whetr the fbi should have revealed the investigation leading into petraeuss resignation before last week's election. >> i have no evident at this point, from what i have seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. obviously, there is an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. >> reporter: well, the other big question -- . >> well, the other big question, fitz is the fiscal cliff. sequestration begins at the end of the year. what is the president's approach? is there anything different on what he's willing to accept? >> this is a one-two on this issue. if the democrats and republicans agree on the hill that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class and that is something they should go ahead and do. on the other hand, the president was adamant today that he was
in the middle of john henrehan's live shot getting word to us that there was an arrest in the beating and robbery of an 81-year-old woman who lives in the chevy chase section of northwest d.c. joining use the phone for a quick update is commander george cusack with d.c. police. it's will thomas, can you hear me? >> yes. >> quickly tell us about the arrest, if you would. >> that is not complete, but we have arrested an adult which charged him with the burglary that occurred yesterday and this is what to do and. >> a quick arrest, i'm sure you're happy about that. >> i interview you many times about crimes. can i hear the discuss in your voice over this one in john's piece tonight. >> and absolutely. any thyme someone preys upon an elderly woman, that is something we need to be concerned-- concerned about. that is a heinous crime and we're glad to get the person off of the street. >> thanks for checking in with us, we have another update with john henrehan at 6:00 tonight. >>> coming up, toddlers addicted to ipad and throwing tent temper tantrums when taken away. you're on timeout leo!
in the detailed planning. >> the man general dunford would replace, general john allen, is not attending the meeting. >>> the violence is escalating between israel and the palestinians. it centered in the ghaza -- gaza strip. the palestinians fired off more than 200 rockets in israel, some landing near tel aviv. at least three people were killed. meantime, israel is firing back and has launched several strikes against hamas in gaza. >> another big story tonight. bp agreed to pay the largest criminal settlement in u.s. history. phil keating has the latest. >> reporter: bp will pay a record criminal settlement to the u.s. government for its massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico back in april of 2010. bp agreed to shell out $4.5 billion will plowed guilty to 11 felony counts related to the deaths of nearly a dozen workers. two bp workers are also facing manslaughter charges. >> today's resolutions does not, does not mark the end of our efforts. in fact, our criminal investigation remains ongoing. >> reporter: bp releasing a statement saying we believe this resolution is in the best intere
of the cia had an affair with broadwell, so he resigned last week. now enter another four star general, john allen, who is the commander in afghanistan. he's being investigated for what may be inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, that tampa woman who triggered the whole investigation in the first place. now they deny any wrongdoing. they're both married to other people, but because general allen is being investigated his nomination to become the next supreme allied commander is on hold. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, they it will be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> now we'll take a closer look at that tampa socialite, jill kelley. remember she alerted the fbi to so-called threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress. here's fox's gloria gomez with who is kelley. >> reporter: jill kelley was known as an extravagant south tampa most he is with an impressive military -- hostess with an impressive military guest list, married to dr. scott kelley, a inent bay area surgeon. the power couple rubbed elbows with the top of the
john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business.
of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this today, not mentioning what was going on behind the scenes with the cia. consider the timeline here. there are only 53 days now left for congress to get to work and get this deal done in order to raise the debt ceiling this year congress put this countdown clock in effect and it has now unt january 1 to get it done. if nothing gets done, your payroll taxes could go up. the bush era income tax cuts would end and 449,000 defense industry jobs across virginia, maryland and d.c. could face layoffs if these automatic pentagon cuts are allowed to go forward. at the white house this afternoon the president spoke in front of what the administration called average americans. those special era tax cuts would expire. add to that deep spending cuts that will kick in. all of this has economists warning tonight of a double dip recession and possible
. >> reporter: general david petraeus will not test but he could be called for future hearings. john alhelp was named as the taringest a pentagon investigation involving flirt ashes e-mails with the woman who helped park the investigate into petraeus' affair. -- flirtatious e-mails with the woman who helped spark the investigation into petraeus' affair. >>> the alleged mistress of petraeus was seen in the district. paula broadwell's brother lives in the d.c. area. >>> the petraeus scandal sure to come up during a presidential news conference this afternoon. it is the first news conference since president obama was re- elected. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not
in service. >> reporter: it's moving day. john peck is a marine who earned two purple hearts. today he's being given a house. he has given much more than that. >> i remember vaguely seeing my guys. i kept blacking out. all i remember is saying i don't want to die here. i ain't going to die in this place. >> reporter: he woke up 2 1/2 months later and learned he'd been hit by an ied in afghanistan. he lost all four limbs. >> at first i do admit there were very extremely rough days. i was not a pleasant person. >> reporter: but he has adjusted and today he gets his freedom thanks to the work of the gary sinise foundation and the tunnel to tower foundation. >> the home is given to him free and clear. there's no mortgage. >> reporter: the kitchen sink is mounted especially for him. the cabinets move. a lot of what's in the house is motion sensorred. for example, you step into the bathroom and the toilet seats pop up. over here you can just wave in front of it and the sink turns on. >> this is the brains of the home. >> reporter: he can run all the electronics from an ipad. kristen prui
-ways. the detiles -- the details would be given at an antismoking event. >>> john mcafee in hiding and a person of interest in a murder. >> mcafee says police are out to kill him. we'll hear more of what he has to say as we check more head hiewns. -- headlines. the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. . >>> new this morning. more deadly violence in the middle east. militants hit back and killed three israelis in a rocket tax today. the deaths are the first in israel since it launched an operation on wednesday. -- in a rocket attack today. eleven palestinians including two children and seven militants were killed. a major weapons storable was also destroyed. destroyed. -- storage was also destroyed. >>> the founder of the software company mcafee says he is now in hiding in belize fearing for his life. he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor, fellow american gregory fall. he was found inside his home with
. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: it's moving day. >>> john is a marine who earned two purple hearts. today he's being given a house. he has given much more than that. >> i remember seeing my guys, i kept blacking out. all i remember is saying i don't want to die here. i ain't going to die in this place. >> he woke up two and a half months later and learned he had been hit by an ied. he lost all four limbs. >> at first, there were very extremely rough days. i was not a pleasant person. >> but he has adjusted and today he gets his freedom thanks to the work to two foundations. >> the homes are given to him free and clear. >> the kitchen sink is mounted for him. the cabinets move. >> a lot of what's in the house is motion sensored. you step into the bathroom and the toilet seat pops up. over here you can waive in front of it and the sink turns on. >> he can run all of the electronics from an ipad. american heritage homes built the house. >> my husband fought vietnam. i have a son currently in candahar. and 19-year-old son who is looking to go into the service after college. so i
right to self defense against the rocket attacks. >>> company founder john mcafee, the creator is still wanted on suspicion of murder. >> now, he has gone into hiding fearing someone is out to murder him. tells us why. >> reporter: police have labeled john mcafee a person of interest in a murder. lived next to the software company founder. his body was discovered inside his two story home with a gun shot wound to the head. >> he was lying on the floor covered in blood. >> he says he's in hiding and fears for his life. he's trying to stay one step ahead of a police unit who wants to kill him. >> to put myself in their hands is. beat me until i commit and then execute me. >> he denies killing his neighbor but the two have had differences. had a dispute over several dogs beachside villa. and i did not kill him. good lord. i can't concede myself doing this. if i'm a suspect why are they arresting my friends? my caretaker? my housekeeper? my security guard. >> the town mayor is coming to his defense. >> very nice person. friendly. made a donation and to the police force based on equipment.
. >> point to the impact higher taxes would have on hiring. but house speaker john boehner is shown a willingness to raise revenue if it involves simplifying the tax system. not just raising rates. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> and the reaction already from the markets. the dow fell in a big way yesterday. that's due to things happening overseas but also has to do with the approaching fiscal cliff. in washington, fox news. >> president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit the southeast asian country of berma later this month. it was a repressive military regime. the white house has encouraged the move towards democracy. the visit was announced this morning. >> election official inside virginia are thinking of solutions to the long lines of voters forced to wait during tuesday's election. voters shouldn't have to wait more than an hour. using optical scans instead of touch screens and bringing in more voting machines. the problem is being blamed on a high voter turn out and few vo
. >> reporter: house republican speaker john boehner said he would only be open to it by closing tax loopholes. >> ensure that 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with the major problems facing us. >> reporter: everyone would be affected. payroll taxes would increase and bush-era tax cuts would end. the unemployed would see benefits run out and the congressional budget office is already warning of a 9.1% unemployment rate and double- dip recession. >> very, very unusual for the cbo to come out and and predict a recession. >> why not look at sims and bulls, although it's two years later. >> reporter: looming large for our area, possible massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped and risk 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland, and 127,000 jobs in the district. well, the white house says that both leaders are going to look at these sides and come to an agreement at some point. but right now they don't know when. leaders from both parties in the senate and the house will begin meeting at the white house next week in the hopes of finding a solut
the sex scandal. >> the pentagon is investigating general john allen for hundreds of alleged inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite whose complaints about threatening e-mails drug erred the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. turn out kelley was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we dete
john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is necessary, but it would involve a grand bargain. it could take months or years to get that done. the deadline for congress just over seven weeks from now. if these cuts take effect, a congressional budget office report says unemployment could climb to above 9%. some entitlement programs such as social security and medicaid are exempt, but just about everything else is on the table. back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you. >> going over the fiscal cliff threatens to impact each and every one of us. how likely is a compromise? what are hill watchers hearing about the fiscal cliff? we'll find out when ed o'keefe of the "washington post" joinsous in our next half hour. >>> new t
: the scandal embroiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgement. >> it's possible had we been told, you would be sitting here asking me a question why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend cuts for well -- for the wealthy and demanded that middle class tax cuts get extended now. >> i am confident folks in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% we can't afford and, according to economists, we'll have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporter: the president grew emotional when asked about republicans who have blasted u.n. ambassador susan rice for her comments on the benghazi attack, adding it would not affect her possible nomination as secretary of state. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was maki
for the seat. he johns a race that already includes attorney general ken cuccinelli and lieutenant governor bill bowling, both republicans. >>> an emotional moment for president obama at the end of a very long run. wednesday, while thanking the staff at his campaign headquarters in chicago, he cried. >> what you guys have down proves that the work that i'm doing is important. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud and -- [applause] >> in counting the popular vote, president obama beat mitt romney by about three million ballots cast. the romney camp was reportedly shocked on election night as returns came n a senior advisor tells cbs news they were confident they were going to win. romney was described as stoic when he conceded the race to the president in a phone call. >>> back to the president crying, i got to imagine the stress of that race and going through all of that and then you just are at that moment where you're so thankful for the support and everything. i can imagine it would make you want to cry too. >> i allot of hard work. >> not a job that i would ever want. >> no. >> all
on wealthier americans. house speaker john boehner says old differences should not block new compromise. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation and my message today is not one of confrontation, but one of conviction. >> reporter: but the big question facing capitol hill now is if the president's reelection victory gives him new leverage with congress or if the same old tug of war remains. while the president talked a lot on the campaign trail about raising taxes on the wealthy, this fiscal cliff could affect americans on all income levels from the unemployed who could risk losing benefits to working americans who could see a possible rise in payroll taxes. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. thanks for being here, mark. >> good to be here, shawn. >> let's talk about what's next for the republican party. this was a devastating loss for the right. they clearly have their work cut out for them. where
right. we were able to use all that great john williams music. i mean, they really gave us the tools to do this right, and... and it was because they trusted us. they knew that we were fans and that we weren't gonna... we weren't gonna destroy their property. (train whistle blowing) (people talking indistinctly) i say, brian, look, three rows down. what? is that tom bosley? what would tom bosley be doing on a train in switzerland? i'm almost certain. tom! did he look? i don't know. well, if i yell, you have to watch. tom bosley! no, it's not him. huh. the road shows have been a lot of fun. we started with "road to rhode island" in season one. and, uh, seth had this idea to do an episode based on those bob hope, bing crosby road shows. seth, as you probably know, loves bob hope. and, you know, is very familiar with those movies and the music from those movies and... so, i think that having "road to..." with brian and stewie, they're sort of our bing crosby and bob hope. up until that point stewie had kind of existed in his own world. he would talk to rupert and hatch diabolical scheme
in a moment. let's talk about taxes, which has gotten most of the attention, congressman van hollen, john boehner offered a compromise this week and he said, yes, i'm willing to put more revenue on the table, but, through closing deductions and ending loopholes, not through raising rates. can you accept a compromise as part of this whole deal, that doesn't raise the bush tax rate on the wealthy? >> well, here's the issue. how much revenue are we going to generate as part of the balanced package and i take my lead from simpson-bowles in their framework and they assume the amount of revenue as if you started tax reform from a 39% rate. that is part of their built-in assumption and i'm all for doing tax reform. the issue is, from what starting point. and i think the simpson-bowles starting point, which assumes that revenue from 39%, is the right way to go to get the next they got in hitting the deficit reduction target and if what speaker boehner was saying, he is truly willing to get what we consider congressional budget office scorable revenue, then we can begin to work with one another. i
that second term as secretary of state. senator john kerry, by the way, massachusetts, has been rumored as a ossible replacement. brian, as you know, in politics i guess you never say never. so with secretary clinton nothing should surprise us about what she decides to do in her future. >> i'm sure she could do whatever she wants. we asked our facebook fans what they hope to see accomplished during the second term. sonya wrote immigration reform. latinos helped obama win. now he has to do something for latinos. zane wrote hoping to seat deficit reduced while al -- see the deficit reduced while allowing the country to add more jobs to the economy. >>> the edge on virginia, even before he returns to the white house president obama said there was work to be done to help alleviate the long lines people stood in to vote. some prince william county voters waited as long as four hours after the polls closed. fox 5's karen gray houston back from manassas where election officials are considering some changes. >> when the polls closed at 7:00 in some precincts like the river oaks precinct at poto
on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to confirm susan rice as the new secretary of state if she is nominated. >> if senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received is outrageous. >> reporter: it was later discovered the killings were a coordinated terrorist attack. in washington, steve centanni, fox news. fox news. >>> the washington wizards fell to the dallas mavericks last night dropping to 0-7 on the season. that is just one loss short of franchise worst start they
! and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! too bad nobody could hear me. >>> john wall's recovery is heading in the right direction according to randy wittman. the wizards' guard visited a doctor today which showed improvement in the left knee. last night the wiz battled back from 11 down in the 4th. chris singleton tied the game with a jam in the final seconds, but the celtics accelerated through the finish. the wiz host the bucks tomorrow night. >>> check this out. the makeover of the uss battan. the ship hosts the georgia basketball game on friday, a unique atmosphere off the coast of jacksonville. >> this is bigger than just game. it's brave for our program and our school to have the opportunity to -- a privilege for our program and our school to have the opportunity to play in front of our sailors, to have the opportunity to go down and fewer and interact with the sailors on the uss battan. that alone it's an honor to play in front so of many men and women that fight for this country. >>> virginia tech trying to ack tyler spoils the play here. freeman, the ill
inappropriate e-mails with john allen is claiming she has diplomatic immunity. jill kelley called to report a man on her property and saying she is and honorary consul general. that is a symbolic title given for her role as an unpaid social planner at mcdill air force base. >>> it is the end of the political road no george allen. the former virginia governor says he will not run for office again. he lost to tim kaine last week. allen was unseated by webb back in 2006. >>> the montgomery county school board is declining a request by muslims for an islamic holiday. only one board member vote against next year's school calendar that does not have any days off for muslim holidays. -- muslim holy days. the growing muslim muse slim -- muslim community has been calling for a holiday. >>> a move in public schools. for a full list of 20 schools slated for close shurks log onto our web site, myfoxdc.com -- for closure, log onto our web site, myfoxdc.com. >>> devastation in one neighborhood. a deadly inferno at this house as a plane falls from the sky. we'll get the details coming up. stay with us. >
of uncertainty related to politics that markets must deal w. >> reporter: john boehner says he is open to making a deal with the president to put the finances in order. >> republicans have signaled a willingness to accept new revenue if it comes from growth and reform. so let's start the discussion. >> reporter: one political analyst says the republicans' willingness to come to terms on a deal woo be the result of public pressure. >> it does mean that they have to worry about running afoul of public opinion at their per ill, having just suffered a loss. >> reporter: domestic issues aside, the ability of the two sides to reach an agreement may have an impact on foreign affairs. >> the inability to strike an agreement that is serious, that is long term, that restores confidence in the fiscal situation of the united states, i think it actually weakens his hand on every foreign policy issue. >> reporter: the president must also apoint a new secretary of state and treasury secretary. both hillary clinton and timothy good nighter in are not expected to return for the president's second term. in new yo
for his life. john is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. he was found inside his home with a gun shot wound to the head over the weekend. police say they want to question mcaffee but he says police want to kill him. he admits the two had their difference. >> i did not kill him. good lord. i just can't concede in myself doing anything like this. if i'm a suspect, why are they arresting my friends? why did they army caretaker, my housekeeper. my security guard. >> this is not mcafee's first one in with the law. earlier this year police raided his home after he was accused holding firearms most of which were found to be licensed. >> new this morning a delay in the trial of james holmes, the accused gunman in the movie theater massacre in colorado. he was supposed to appear in court toy but a judge granted his team a delay after holmes was rushed to the hospital as serious but undisclosed the condition. there are reports holmes has tried several times to take his own life. he is accused of opening fire during a midnight showing of the dark night rises back in july. 12 peo
tribute to president john f. kennedy. he visited the city right before his assassination in dallas in 1963. >>> help is on the way after superstorm standee thanks to one the girl and what she saw on television. >> we have weather and traffic coming up. -- after superstorm sandy thanks to one little girl and what she saw on television.  >>> welcome back. the commute getting under way here pretty soon. we're taking a live look at our metrobus location right over around the corner, western avenue and the buses will be really busy today as you can imagine, the middle of the work woke. students from some northern virginia schools have partnered with some truckers to help victims of superstorm sandy. the sole interiors this from chester brook elementary school and other northern virginia schools dropped off donated items. truckers from the american trucking association drove the goods to staten island, new york and new jersey. >> it started out as we were watching the concert for new york on friday night like a lot of families and my 6-year-old turned to me and said mom, do something. so we
veterans gathered for a service in arlington sunday. the john lion vfw post 3150 worked with the american legion to honor those who have served in the mull triincluding a #- year-old marine killed in combat this year. lauren demarco was there. >> reporter: it is directly across from popular restaurants like spider kelly's and the clarendon ballroom. hundreds of of people walk through this unare section every day but few realize the significance of a structure here. the clarendon war memorial honors veterans native to arlington who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. >> today, we recognize with pride all veterans who have served honorably, both past and present. >> reporter: this veterans day, members of the military, their families and loved ones gathered at the memorial. in addition, a special wreath was laid in honor of lance corporal nile cody sears, the first arlingtonian to die this year. >> he wrote poetry and read physic textbooks for fun and his mother says he was a musical genius. >> a restless spirit, i have to say. i think that is what made him join the marines. but on
became president. >> right, he ran out of tomb. >> and then -- >> john reporter's notebook feller apparently had his own sprawling mansion so he didn't need it. >> i imagine with the name rockefeller, that is probably the case. >> if you get a chance, you too can walk outside the gate and peek inside. >> maybe now we'll get an invite. >> that would be nice. >> if you are hanging around on the outside, i think the security might be -- >> got to keep it moving. >> wish we could see it up close. close. >> have you toured the vice president's mansion? >> no, i have not. i haven't been creepy either and stood outside looking. >> i walked past it. >> that was tucker barnes. he walks up and down. comes back. >> i kept it moving. >> and then tucker tries to play it off like it is a new dance move. i'm in the buying it. >> neither was security. >> exactly. all right. on the roads, what we are anticipating to be a lighter than usual traffic volume day, it is kind of shaping up to get kind of busy out there. found the accident northbound on the outer loop of the beltway, before 214 central a
cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner say that they are willing to compromise. >> a stronger economy means more revenue, which is exactly what president is seeking. >> they should start by making sure that taxes don't go up on the 98% of americans making under $250,000 a year starting january 1st. this is something we all agree on. >> reporter: both remain head strong on their views on tax reform. >> we have to combine spending cuts with revenue and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay more taxes. >> 2013 should be the year to begin our debt through tax reform and entitlement reform. >> reporter: if no agreement is reached, middle class americans could see a $2000 increase on taxes and the unemployment rate could jump back over 9%, spiraling the economy to another recession taxes related to obama's health care plan will be corrected. according to baron, over 1000 government programs will experience, quote, deep automatic cuts. with the fiscal deadline rapidly approaching, many economists ask, can the feat be accomplished in the time frames? >> what
tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from preventing the economy from going over that cliff. another issue for the president is appointing a new secretary of state. clinton is not expected to return but may stay a few weeks after the president is sworn in again. >> election officials in virginia are considering changes after long lines force some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is considering switching from the touch screen mondays to optical scans. turn out was less than in 2004 or 2008. there were complaints about long lines and registration issues. now investigating the voting problems there. >> other top stories, gabby giffords will meet her shooter today. face-to-face with the man who shot her in the head at close range. he is due in court this morning for the first time. he pleaded guilty in august to the shooting and find out his sentence later today. >>> a disturbing attack in falls church, virginia. >> a man assaulted a teenage girl
john boehner said friday he would only be open to raising more money by closing tax loopholes. >> and i'm proposing that we avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures that 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us. >> everyone would be affected. payroll taxes would increase and bush era tax cuts would end. the unemploy wood see benefits run out and -- unemployed would see benefits run out and the congressional budget office is already warning of a 9.6% unemployment rate and double dip recession. >> very unusual for them to predict a recession if the fiscal cliff is not resolved. >> a solution may be sound say some in the president's largely ignored bipartisan debt commission. >> we've got the fiscal cliff bearing down on us. so why not look on simpson bowles although it's over two years later? >> and looming for our area, possible massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped. at risk, 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland and 127,000 jobs in the district. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>
president obama's campaign promise to raise taxes on wealthier americans. house speaker john boehner says old differences should not block new compromise. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. and my message today is not one of confrontation but one of conviction. >> reporter: but the big question facing capitol hill now is if the president's re- election victory gives him new leverage with congress or if the same old tug of war remains. and while the president talked a lot on the campaign trail about raising taxes on the wealthy, this fiscal cliff could affect americans on all income levels from the unemployed who could risk losing benefits to working americans who could see possible rise in payroll attacks. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. x 5 new >>> in this morning's other top stories now, police in fairfax county are stepping up that are search of a serial fondler. police say they are now using undercover officers to track him down. here is a s
of the national military medical hospital. fox's john hanrahan was there for the opening. >> reporter: a guy gigantic line of people assembled outside a new store in bethesda saturday, and when the ribbon was cut, the shoppers streamed into the newest naval exchange store in the world. many military posts offer retail stores, but the one now open on the campus of the walter reed national medical center in bethesda is different. >> there was a store here. it was about 40,000 square feet. this one's 150,000 square feet. so the entire previous store fit in our back room storage. >> reporter: the new navy exchange is designed differently, with many extra wide aisles to more easily accommodate wounded warriors. this on-post store features a food court and on its opening day, subway spokesman jared took a turn behind the counter. >> good enough to eat! >> reporter: it was clear from his speed, jared has made these subs before. among the other celebrities on hand for opening day, fitness guru denise austin, and chef robert irvine, who interrupted his book signing to remember the 237th birthday of t
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